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2016 PIMBA CHAMPIONSHIPS A SUCCESS WITH TERRIFIC PERFORMANCES IN EVEN BETTER WEATHER!
PIMBA is proud to congratulate EACH of the 12 area bands that participated in its 2016 Championships at Moon Area HS on Saturday, October 29.

Performing in fantastic weather with temperatures in the low 70’s throughout most of the evening, a large, supportive audience enjoyed the performances, a wide array of food and concessions at the ‘Marketplace’, and PIMBA’s first ever full retreat to fill the entire field with a colorful array of band members proudly representing their schools and communities.

PIMBA thanks the Moon Area Band Parents Organization and director, Nick Barthen, for their tremendous hospitality for the bands and judges as well as their outstanding efforts on behalf of all of the parents, families and band fans attending.

PIMBA also thanks the California Area HS Band, directed by Jerianne Larson, for their first PIMBA performance as a Guest Band in our Festival context and the Slippery Rock University of PA Marching Band, directed by Dr. Jonathan Helmick, for another terrific performance to close the show prior to the Awards Ceremony.

In each class, participating bands received Championship Plaques with an additional awards plate presented to the bands receiving the highest score in Music, Visual and Effect. Each student in the 1st place band for each class also received a Championship Medal.

In the menu above, locate ‘Scores’ and click on ‘2016’ for a complete list of placements and final scores by class from the entire season, including Championships.

PIMBA's 2016 Class Champions are listed below:

Class A: Leechburg (Their First Championship!)
Class AA: Deer Lakes
Class AAA: Gateway
Class AAAA: Norwin

See you in 2017!!!

BANDS SOUGHT FOR JULY 4th PARADE IN STATE COLLEGE
Central PA 4th Fest, a daylong celebration of Independence Day in State College, would like to invite high school bands to march in their annual parade in 2017. Interested directors may contact Executive Director Karl Libhart at 814-466-6124 or at centralpa4thfest@gmail.com.

PIMBA BANDS MAKE THEIR MARK AT BOA MONROEVILLE REGIONAL
Four PIMBA member bands----Gateway, Kiski, Moon and Norwin---were among 14 bands from Illinois, New York, Ohio, PA and Virginia that participated in one of the three Bands of America Regionals last weekend staged at Gateway HS in Monroeville.

Congratulations to Moon Area HS for placing 1st in Prelims and to Norwin HS for placing 1st in Finals! Full score recaps from Prelims & Finals as well as a summary of the awards are available on the Music For All (MFA) website at http://www.musicforall.org/resources/fall-results/2016/2016



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